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Happiness

Happiness

I'm really happy at the minute. Obviously this is life, so I could do with being fitter, I have an annoying spot on my chin, the house could be cleaner,…

Safety and Self-Harm

I have worked with many young people who have used self-harm as a coping skill. They have often confided in others, seen GPs and child or adolescent mental health professionals…
Stress and smiles

Stress and smiles

Today is my first weekend in our new family home and this last week has been a huge mix of emotions, stress and decisions. Solicitors, estate agents, chains of buyers…
The Story of Self-Harm

The Story of Self-Harm

Felicia Johnson 'Her' I came across this book on Twitter. Twitter has given me interesting conversation, up to date therapy news, gift ideas and local activities and most recently a…
With my last £10

With my last £10

I remember talking to a friend about the first thing we would do if we won the lottery.  His excited response involved buying a camper van, scooping up his family…
Self Harm

Self Harm

Some time ago I worked with a young person who, as part of her coping skills used self harm. She explained that the pain or adrenaline of cutting means little…
Slowing Down

Slowing Down

One of those blog posts I wrote a while ago, but I'm still following the same aim to slow down and I feel good for it! I have been ill…
Making time for blogs

Making time for blogs

It's been almost a year since I wrote a blog post! I can't believe it. I have been busy with clients and family life and whilst Branch hasn't been forgotten…
Stress squeeeze

Stress squeeeze

A client asked me why I didn't have a stress ball and I couldn't really give them an answer. I have many therapy 'toys' in my room but I guess…